Inspired (in part) by our December Baltimore visit — having been surrounded by my vinyl-spinning peers again in the first time … well, in a long time … and having done so well on a stranger’s (née Ben’s) records — I’ve tried to get myself back on the decks. And while I’ve put out the odd mix every now and then, it’s hardly been consistent — each 60 minute dash is followed by 6 months of fallow, the “m” in “33.3 rpm” seeming more like “month” than “minute”. As I mentioned, I’m making it one of my goals this year to put a stop to that. And tonight, I’ve thrown down the first improv mix of the year. A few month’s ago, Pete wrote to the Wrangle:
Record a set of material that you would have spun during college that you would feel totally comfortable dropping out now, to a largely unfamiliar audience (i.e. not a “wooo, trueschler!” reunion or something).
I feel comfortable enough with this off-the-cuff mix to say that this is my answer to that challenge.
- BT “Mercury & Solace”
- Space Manoeuvres “Stage One (Tilt’s Apollo 11 mix)”
- Tekara “Breathe In You (Lost Tribe remix)”
- Paul Grogan “Haleakala Sunrise”
- Der Dritte Raum “Polarstern”
- Oliver Lieb “Subraumstimulation (main mix)”
- Friction “Pure (Friction’s Groove)”
- Mara “Lateral Horizon (Mara’s Xenopod mix)”
- Red Shift “Descender”
- Natious “Amber (Silk remix)”
- Chicane “Saltwater”
NOTE: GarageBand sucks and stops recording after 1:07 — so the whole marvelously beautiful coda on “Saltwater” is cut off.
MP3 mix is up on YouSendIt; download good for 7 days or 100 downloads.
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